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Fatburger Buffalos Express Coming to Mexico

Los Angeles-based FAT Brands Inc., parent company of Fatburger, Buffalo's Express, and seven other restaurant concepts, is headed to Mexico with a 50-store franchise deal. The co-branded concept, Fatburger and Buffalo's Express, will make its debut in Mexico City by the end of the year.

Vaccination Certifications Available in Mexico

On July 6, Mexico launched a website where everyone who has completed their Covid-19 vaccination schedule can obtain an official certificate issued by the Ministry of Health. This document has a QR code that allows verification in real time by any immigration authority.

70 Percent Mexico Affected by Drought

About 70% of Mexico is affected by drought, up from about half in December. About a fifth of the country is experiencing extreme drought compared with less than 5% each year since 2012. Hopes to replenish Mexico's parched reservoirs now hinge on the traditional rainy season, which is currently under way.

Walmart Senior Grocery Baggers Return

The pandemic and changing consumer habits threatened to put an end to a decades-old practice of allowing elderly people in Mexico to earn extra income as grocery baggers at Walmart. But, thanks to an intervention by Inapam, fully vaccinated seniors in green-light states can go back to work.

Mexico Court Decriminalizes Marijuana

Mexico's Supreme Court has ruled that sections of the country's general health law prohibiting personal consumption of marijuana were unconstitutional. The decision adds to pressure on the Mexican Senate to approve a sweeping legalization bill that stalled in Congress after modifications.

How Tequila Helps Save Endangered Bats

The lesser long-nosed bat flies from plant to plant in Mexico and the U.S. Southwest, lapping up nectar and pollinating cacti and blue agave - the plant that gives us tequila. And that may be why an endangered bat has an unlikely protector: Artisanal tequila makers.

Starlink Satellite Internet Coming to Mexico

Tesla founder Elon Musk has received official permission from Mexican authorities to sell satellite wireless Internet products in Mexico through the Starlink brand, which in this country is managed by the company Starlink Satellite Systems Mexico, S. de RL de CV.

Mexico Caribbean Coast Heavy Seaweed

Environmentalists and tourism operators on Mexico's Caribbean coast are complaining about mounds of foul-smelling sargassum - a seaweed-like algae - that are piling up on beaches. Playa del Carmen and Tulum have been hit hardest, while Cancun, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres have largely been spared.

AMLO Announces New Solar Park in Sonora

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced on Thursday, June 17, the Mexican government's foray into green energy through its construction of a solar park in the northern state of Sonora. The proposed solar park takes the administration's current energy policy in a new direction.

US Land Borders Closed until July 21

The United States Department of Homeland Security announced land borders with Canada and Mexico would remain closed to non-essential travel until at least July 21. The land border closures have been in place since March 2020 due to coronavirus concerns.
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